Universal Orlando Summer Trip Report – Part 3

Posted on Jan 18, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Reports  •  18 Comments

Picking up where Universal Orlando Trip Report – Part 1 and Part 2 left off, I’m back for the first half of my second day at Universal Orlando Resort. This portion of the trip report focuses mostly on Universal Studios Florida, namely the non-Wizarding World of Harry Potter stuff there. Since this portion of the trip […]

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Park Hyatt Seoul Review

Posted on Jan 15, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Hotels  •  3 Comments

The Park Hyatt Seoul is a luxury hotel in Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea. This review features my photos of the hotel, thoughts on the service and design, and general impressions about its location and a myriad of other little details that come to mind or tips I might have about staying at the hotel. Let’s […]

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Greetings from Sunny(?) Central Florida!

Posted on Jan 9, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Photography  •  10 Comments

Okay, so the sunny part isn’t quite right today. It’s actually overcast and in the 40s. Not your typical Florida weather. Anyway, I wanted to drop in quickly as I’m on my way to Universal Orlando Resort today to do some “research” (yeah, that’s it…) and wanted to see if there were any reader requests […]

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Technique Tuesday: Photographing “Moonscapes”

Posted on Jan 6, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Photography  •  16 Comments

Based on the response to a question I posed in yesterday’s Universal Orlando Trip Report about whether you’d be interested in some behind the scenes technical photography tips, I’ve decided to test a new type of article on here called “Technique Tuesday.” It’s something I’ll try to post every Tuesday that covers what I did […]

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Universal Orlando Summer Trip Report – Part 2

Posted on Jan 5, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Reports  •  25 Comments

Picking up where Universal Orlando Trip Report – Part 1 left off, I’m back with more thoughts and photos (most of the Diagon Alley night shots are at the bottom of the post, so scroll down if you don’t care about my random notes). The Wizarding World of Harry Potter areas and attractions were my […]

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My 10 Favorite Photos of the Year

Posted on Dec 31, 2014 by Tom Bricker  •  Photography  •  13 Comments

On Disney Tourist Blog, it’s been an annual tradition at the end of the year for me to look back at my photography and select my top photos. I’ve enjoyed doing that, as it gives me the chance to share some of my favorite shots and also contemplate where I grew and failed to grow […]

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Universal Orlando Summer Trip Report – Part 1

Posted on Dec 29, 2014 by Tom Bricker  •  Reports  •  35 Comments

Universal Orlando had been on my list of places to visit since the original Wizarding World of Harry Potter opened several years ago. I had visited regularly as a child, and fondly remember attractions such as Kongfrontaton and Jaws. Since the original Potter-land opened, it’s been a series of “next times” and close misses, including […]

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Volcano House Review

Posted on Dec 28, 2014 by Tom Bricker  •  Hotels  •  5 Comments

Volcano House is the National Park Lodge located inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park with views of Halema’uma’u Crater at the rim of Kilauea caldera. The hotel costs around $250-400/night depending upon season and view. This review features my photos and thoughts from my visit to Volcano House. On my “About” page, I reference the unreliability […]

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First Snow in Yosemite Part 2 – The Sunrise Chase

Posted on Dec 18, 2014 by Tom Bricker  •  Reports  •  2 Comments

Picking up where we left off in the first part of “First Snow in Yosemite,” we were set-up just off the edge of the road in Yosemite National Park shooting over the Merced River and Cathedral Rocks when the clouds began to clear. Bill and I quickly headed back to Tunnel View for what was […]

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First Snow in Yosemite

Posted on Dec 14, 2014 by Tom Bricker  •  Reports  •  5 Comments

Winter in Yosemite National Park is a beautiful thing. I had previously been last February and caught the park in the midst of its winter season, even hiking in waist-deep snow along the way to this shot. Still, I had not seen Yosemite after any fresh snow in the Yosemite Valley, which I had heard […]

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